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Can I treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Can I treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Move it: Best way to help the bowels wake up is to walk as much as you tolerate and to limit the intake of narcotic pain meds. Keep moving, if your doctor didn't tell you to not stand on your feet or walk. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How long is recovery after impacted bowel surgery?

How long is recovery after impacted bowel surgery?

Depends..: Recovery from surgery depends on many different factors. Was your surgery minimally invasive? Open with a large cut? Did they remove any bowel? Depending on these answers recovery could be from 1-6 weeks or more.. ...Read more

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Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Is it it necessary to have surgery for bowel prola pop se?

Depends: This depends on how badly the problem is, and what the cause is. If you are considering this, get an opinion from a colorectal and/ or GYN surgeon with experience and training in pelvic floor disease. Ask about the risks and benefits, and keep in mind that those statistics will not predict the you're for you as an individual. They can help you make an informed decision though. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to follow up with your surgeon and ask. 2 months should be adequate for most pain to resolve and healing, depending on the surgery. Please see your surgeon to rule out any complications like infection. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating", what type of surgery would be used to heal this?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating", what type of surgery would be used to heal this?

Nonspecific: In order to help you, we need more specific information other than that the colon is just deteriorating. What is her diagnosis? ...Read more

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What is it like to have bowel surgery/biopsy and colostomy?

What is it like to have bowel surgery/biopsy and colostomy?

Vague question: Your question is very vague. Hard to answer without specific information. ...Read more

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Nausea after prolapsed bowel surgery?

Nausea after prolapsed bowel surgery?

Yes common: Try adds- powerade, coolaid, gatorade, lemon aid. Brat diet -bananas, rice apples toast. Talk to doc in am I not tolerating. ...Read more

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After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

Yes: You are freeing up a 'KNOWN' obstruction and then, in a sense, reshuffling the deck. The hope is that another one does not occur of ran other 50 years ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have surgery for a prolapse bowel?

Is it necessary to have surgery for a prolapse bowel?

Yes: Usually surgery is necessary for prolapse bowel some can be ignored for years you need to check with your surgeon ...Read more

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What can I expect when going through twisted bowel surgery recovery?

What can I expect when going through twisted bowel surgery recovery?

Some soreness: If all goes well, your GI tract should recover (passing gas) fairly quickly. There will be some post-pp incisional pain but this will go away quickly. ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove a piece of my bowel. Is this bowel obstruction?

I had surgery to remove a piece of my bowel. Is this bowel obstruction?

Intestinal: Resections are performed for many reasons, such as injury, tumor, adhesions, infections, inflammation. And yes, any intestinal surgery can cause adhesions which in turn can cause intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'simportant for a patient to open his/her bowel and pass wind after surgery?

Ileus/obstruction: Your docs need to know if your bowels are simply recovering from anesthesia, aka ileus or if you have a serious bowel obstruction. There are many imaging tests to help with this determination, however passing gas is reassuring your bowels are not obstructed. ...Read more

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I just had a bowel obstruction and surgery for the first time in my life dr said should have never happened. A week later I am having same symptoms c?

I just had a bowel obstruction and surgery for the first time in my life dr said should have never happened. A week later I am having same symptoms c?

See your Dr: If you are developing the same symptoms as before the surgery you should see your surgeon or ER doctor as soon as possible. It's unlikely you have another bowel obstruction and more likely your bowels have not "woken up" completely yet, but to be sure you should have some x-rays at the very least. ...Read more

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What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it. Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more